We are happy to announce that Rimland received our third van from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program. This van is a fourteen-passenger paratransit vehicle with a lift. RimlandNews followers may recall that Rimland was awarded a total of five vehicles from the program, including two mini-van paratransit vehicles with ramps, two light-duty paratransit vehicles with lifts, and one medium-duty paratransit vehicle with lift. This past February, we received the two light-duty paratransit vehicles with lifts. We expect to receive two more vans (two mini-van vehicles with ramps) by the end of the year.
Like so many other parents who have disabled adult children, I started to visit various agencies and came across Rimland. Although letting my daughter live somewhere else was maybe the hardest choice in my life, I knew it was the best decision for her. Within the first day she was with Rimland, she adjusted so well. Every time I visit her at her group home, she is smiling and happy. I can never thank Rimland enough for the kind loving care they provide.